You can feel the desire when Janis Joplin pleads, "Oh, Lord, won't you buy me a Mer-ce-des-BENZ?" But if the Mercedes had been the entry-level CLA four-door coupe, she might have reconsidered. The CLA looks like the real thing, with the proud three-pointed star on the grille and the sexy styling of the posh and costly CLS. But that's where the resemblance ends. Once you're behind the wheel, the CLA doesn't deliver the driving experience its image leads you to expect.
Rather than a comfortable, quiet, and sporty rear-wheel drive sedan, the CLA is a cramped, noisy, front-wheel drive compact with a stiff ride, impaired visibility and exceptionally difficult access. It also lacks the handling finesse and refinement we expect in this category.
In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.Read more about extended warranties